[ poo-set ]
/ puˈsɛt /


a dance step in which a couple or several couples dance around the ballroom, holding hands, as in country dances.

verb (used without object), pous·set·ted, pous·set·ting.

to perform a poussette, as a couple in a country dance.

Origin of poussette

1805–15; < French, equivalent to pouss(er) to push + -ette -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for poussette


/ (puːˈsɛt) /


a figure in country dancing in which couples hold hands and move up or down the set to change positions


(intr) to perform such a figure

Word Origin for poussette

C19: from French, from pousser to push
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